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Mascara clumping - so many reasons why!
Best way to remove mascara:
If you can tolerate routine makeup removers then it’s reasonable to use them. It even helps to apply Vaseline or Aquaphor after using a makeup remover to help soothe the skin.
However, I find the simpler things are cheaper, effective, and far less irritating. This would be using ‘no more tears’ shampoos to gently wash the eyelashes. Another simple safe method is to use a cotton swab with white petroleum jelly or olive oil or baby oil to gently wipe away the mascara. It’s so gentle and far less irritating.
The concerns that come up with patients recently have mostly been eyelash fallout. When removing mascara, many get so aggressive that the delicate eyelid skin gets irritated or inflamed resulting in loss of some eyelashes. It can take 1-3 months to get these back!
Most people that are aggressive with mascara removal are usually being aggressive because of the clumping. It’s basically an attempt to wipe away mascara from eyelashes that are sticking together!